Courses

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

BMB 6010 - Advanced Biochemistry

Course will focus on the relationships between structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Specific topics include enzyme catalysis; binding and allosterism; protein-protein, protein-carbohydrate, and protein-nucleic acid interactions; membrane function, and, signal transduction.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BMB 6020 - Advanced Molecular Biology

Course will focus on gene structure, gene duplication, gene expression, gene regulation, DNA recombination, DNA repair and transposition. Comparison between prokaryotes and eukaryotes will be drawn. Genomics and modern biotechnology methods will be discusses. Classic and current papers may accompany the lecture material. Foundations in basic biochemistry and molecular biology are required for this course.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BMB 6030 - Modern BMB Laboratory

This is an intensive laboratory course that focuses on protein chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, genomics and biotechnology. Students will rotate between research labs of four faculty where they will gain in-depth laboratory experience in modern biochemistry and molecular biology.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-9)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BMB 6990 - Doctoral Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Original research that culminates in a PhD dissertation.
Credits: variable to 12.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

Biological Sciences

BL 5030 - Molecular Biology

Molecular biology of gene structure, expression and regulation. Molecular techniques and their application to biotechnology and genomes are covered.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BL 5035 - Bioimaging

Current concepts in light and electron microscopy and scanning probe techniques. Theory and practice of fluorescence (including confocal and multi-photon), atomic force, scanning and transmission electron, and video microscopy as applied to biological specimens with an emphasis on sample preparation. Emphasis will be placed on application of advanced techniques. Half semester course.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

BL 5042 - Scanning Electron Microscopy of Biological Specimens

Hands-on training in operation of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Students prepare biological specimens of their choice for observation. Emphasis will be placed on application of advanced techniques. Successful completion of course is prerequisite to becoming a certified SEM operator in the ACMAL. Half semester course.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-6)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Co-Requisite(s): BL 5035

BL 5052 - Fluorescence and Video Microscopy of Biological Sciences

Hands-on training in fluorescence microscopy and video microscopy. Students prepare biological specimens of their choice for observation. Emphasis will be placed on application of advanced techniques. Half semester course.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-6)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): BL 5035

BL 5062 - Transmission Electron Microscopy of Biological Specimens

Hands-on training in operation of the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Students prepare biological specimens of their choice for observation. Emphasis will be placed on application of advanced techniques. Successful completion of course is prerequisite to becoming a certified TEM operator in the ACMAL. Half semester course.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-6)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Pre-Requisite(s): BL 5035

BL 5145 - Plant-Microbe Interactions

Interactions between plants and microorganisms in the environment. Topics include microbial virulence, signaling, gene expression, beneficial interactions and disease resistance in plants. Laboratory will focus on plant biochemical and microbiological methods as they relate to environmental problems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

BL 5503 - Graduate Research Seminar Biomolecular

Seminar is designed to facilitate critical discussions of student research projects at various stages of their development. The presenter will provide an overview or seminar on their project and research goals, which will establish the foundation for the discussion thereafter.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Chemistry

CH 5110 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Drug Action

Focuses on structural and mechanistic approaches to pharmaceuticals and drug action. General principles of absorption, distribution, action, metabolism, and toxicity of drugs will be presented followed by action of drug classes such as antibiotics, cardiovascular, and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

CH 5120 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Drug Design

Focuses on the important concepts in the design and synthesis of drugs. Rational basis for drug design including synthetic, computational, and biochemical concepts will be discussed. Topics include structure-activity relationships, synthesis and reaction mechanism, and case studies of drugs.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

CH 5210 - Analytical Separations

Covers theory and applications of modern gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and ion chromatography as well as instrumentation for these techniques. Studies trace organic analysis and environmental problems.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

CH 5230 - Mass Spectrometry and Fluorescence

Fundamentals and applications of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and fluorescence spectroscopy.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

CH 5570 - Advanced Biophysical Chemistry

A discussion of experimental techniques and applications of physical chemistry principles to the study of the structure, dynamics, and chemical reactions of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biopolymers.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): CH 3520

Forest Resources & Environmental Science

FW 5070 - Developmental and Ecological Genetics

Course will provide current knowledge on signal perception, transduction and response pathways in higher eukaryotes with most examples primarily from but not limited to plants in a lecture and colloquium format. Topics will cover major developmental pathways, and molecular bases of adaptation to biotic and abiotic factors.

Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab:
(1-2-0)
Semesters Offered:
Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): BL 5030

FW 5076 - Molecular Techniques in Ecology

The course discusses how current advances in molecular biology and genomics can be used in ecological, population biology, and evolutionary research.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-1-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand

FW 5082 - Gene Expression Data Analysis

Students will learn statistical methods and skills for analyzing large-scale gene expression data resulting from high-throughput technologies, become familiar with various bioinformatics tools and resources, and develop useful working knowledge of how to analyze genetic data.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year

FW 5089 - Tools of Bioinformatics

Computer applications in molecular biology. Hands-on experience with using popular computer programs for DNA, RNA and protein sequence analysis, database management, data editing, assembly, and organization, multiple sequence comparisons, protein structural analysis, evolutionary relationships of genes, use of Internet for data retrieval, comparison and analysis.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-1-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

FW 5413 - Sustainable Biomass

Production and management systems involving biomass for bioenergy and biofuels applications in native forests and energy plantations. Emphasis on integration across systems and values in the context of environmental sustainability.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-1-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

FW 5800 - Master's Graduate Seminar

Presentation by students of current forest resource- related problems and research. Some instruction on presentation skills.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

FW 5850 - Effective Grantsmanship Workshop

Ability to write successful grant application is an important part of graduate education. Students will learn basic techniques of grant writing for federal, industrial, and international funding agencies and will submit a well-organized proposal for peer review in the class.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-1-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior